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» Landscape Urbanism, New Urbanism and the Future of Cities Alex Steffen

» Landscape Urbanism, New Urbanism and the Future of Cities Alex Steffen | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it

Because one of the biggest problems with urban debates these days  is that we continue to mistake that which looks green for that which is sustainable. We dress up disastrous land-use and voraciously wasteful urban systems in gardens and greenery, and end up with a Potemkin sustainability.

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A Brighter Shade of Green: Rebooting Environmentalism for the 21st Century, by Ross Robertson

A Brighter Shade of Green: Rebooting Environmentalism for the 21st Century, by Ross Robertson | The Landscape Café | Scoop.it
Environmentalists have long seen the march of human progress as the source of our planet’s ecological woes. But is Mother Nature really better off without us?
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Alex Steffen: The shareable future of cities | Video on TED.com

TED Talk: How can cities help save the future? Alex Steffen shows some cool neighborhood-based green projects that expand our access to things we want and need -- while reducing the time we spend in cars. Interesting concepts: by not stealing the future, selling it now and calling it GDP, says he. Cool concepts, being implemented already right now. 


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Alex Steffen sees a sustainable future | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Worldchanging.com founder Alex Steffen argues that reducing humanity’s ecological footprint is incredibly vital now, as the western consumer lifestyle spreads to developing countries.

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